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Optical remote sensing techniques characterize the properties of atmospheric aerosols
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Paper Abstract

Several laser remote sensing techniques are used to characterize the properties of aerosols. The various techniques include: backscatter, optical extinction using Raman scatter, and bistatic/multistatic scattering using the polarization ratio of the scattering phase function. The number density, size, and size distribution are obtained under the assumption of spherical scatterers. Other measurements can be used to describe additional properties, such as aerosol type based upon approximate refractive index and detected departure from spherical, when simultaneous measurements at several wavelengths and several angles are analyzed. Examples are shown to demonstrate our present capability to characterize aerosol particles using recently developed techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7684, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XV, 76840J (29 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850453
Show Author Affiliations
Russell Philbrick, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Hans Hallen, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Andrea Wyant, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Tim Wright, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Michelle Snyder, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7684:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XV
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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